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Nat’l library section offers high-tech look at historical documents, books

By Kim Yeojin and Lee Jihae Video = National Library of Korea A copy of Donguibogam (Principles and Practice of Eastern Medicine), the classic textbook on traditional Korean medicine and national treasure written by...

First lady visits art exhibition featuring recycled materials

First lady Kim Jung-sook on May 26 tries separating and disposing of plastic bottles with two elementary school students at "Tong's Vintage: The Strange Tongui General Store,"...

lobal Hallyu content contest ‘Talk Talk Korea 2021’ to open

This promotional poster for "Talk Talk Korea 2021," an online contest for Hallyu content slated from May 25 to July 15, features the 12-member girl group...

How Korean lyrical opera changed a European scholar’s life

By Xu Aiying and Lee Hana Video = Kim Sunjoo, Kang Seunghui and Lee Haneul Seoul | Feb. 22, 2021 Anna Yates-Lu is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the Department of Korean Music...

Int’l students at university in Paris receive packed Korean meals

Korean Ambassador to France Yoo Dae-jong (fourth from left in front row) and Laurence Marion (fifth from left in front row), executive director of...

Girl group LOONA named this year’s envoy for Korean culture

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hwang Hee on May 10 gives to LOONA member HeeJin a letter of appointment designating the K-pop girl group...

Current account posts 11th straight month of surplus in March

The Bank of Korea on May 7 said the current account surplus reached USD 7.82 billion in March this year. Pictured are container ships...

Scenic night tour of landmark Seoul palace to open

"Moonlight Tour at Changdeokgung Palace" will be held from April 29 to June 20. The photo shows Buyongji Pond within the palace grounds in October...

Incheon airport corp. develops world’s 1st antiviral baggage system

Incheon International Airport Corp. on April 26 announced its development of the world's first smart antiviral baggage system. Shown is a demonstration model of the cutting-edge technology. (Incheon...

Korea’s COVID-19 response helping life return to normal: NZ diplomat

Jeongmin Park, deputy head of mission at the New Zealand Embassy in Seoul, on April 15 tells Korea.net in an interview that bilateral relations...

President announces higher targets for CO2 emissions at climate summit

President Moon Jae-in on April 22 takes part online in the inaugural Leaders Summit on Climate at Sangchunjae, a Hanok (traditional architecture) building within...

French culinary school to teach Korean Buddhist temple cuisine

Le Cordon Bleu has introduced a course on cooking Korean Buddhist temple cuisine at the French culinary school's London campus. (Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism)   By Yoon Hee Young The France-based Le...

Int’l forum in Seoul proposes climate response fund

The Climate Finance Forum on April 13 was jointly held at the Conrad Seoul Hotel by the P4G (Partnering for Green Growth and the...

PM announces adoption of ‘vaccine passport’ to verify inoculation

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on April 1 holds a meeting of the Central Disease Control Headquarters on responding to COVID-19 at Government Complex-Seoul. (Ministry of...

Royal court evening banquet from 1902 to be reenacted

A media rehearsal of "Yajinyeon," a reinterpretation of an evening banquet hosted by the Joseon Dynasty's royal court, is performed on April 8 at...

Japan’s top daily posts piece calling kimchi ‘originally Korean’

The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan's leading newspaper, on April 2 posted a contribution from a Japanese woman saying kimchi originated from Korea. (Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food...

Korea, China FMs pledge cooperation for President Xi’s visit, ‘2+2’ talks

Minister of Foreign Affairs Chung Eui-yong and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on April 3 greet each other at a hotel in...

[Ambassadors’ voices from New Northern Partners 2: Uzbekistan] ‘FTA to offer chances for bilateral...

The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS), a government agency seeking to promote a deeper and better understanding of Korea to the world, will...

How centuries-old Korean bronzeware stays relevant today

The traditional tableware yugi comprises firm and solid dishes made of 78% copper and 22% tin. (Kim Sunjoo) By Kim Hyelin, Yoon Hee Young, Lee Jihae and Joung Haseung Seoul | March 16, 2021 A classic tableware has always appeared on important...

‘Korea to achieve moon landing by 2030 via homegrown rocket’

President Moon Jae-in on March 25 speaks at the "Space Strategy Presentation for Korea Following Nuri Thrust Engine Combustion Test" at Naro Space Center...